The Sufferers

Stories and Polemics

Taha Hussein
Translated byMona El-Zayyat

Taha Hussein (1889-1973), blind from early childhood, rose from humble beginnings to pursue a distinguished career in Egyptian public life, but he was

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144 pp.
ISBN 9781617974717
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Taha Hussein (1889-1973), blind from early childhood, rose from humble beginnings to pursue a distinguished career in Egyptian public life, but he was most influential through his voluminous, varied, and controversial writings. The stories in The Sufferers were first published in the periodical al-Katib al-Masri in 1946, but were banned by the government when collected in book form in 1947. The collection was finally published in Lebanon, and was only published in Egypt after the 1952 Revolution.

Taha Hussein

TAHA HUSSEIN (1889–1973) was most influential through his voluminous, varied and controversial writings. He was unofficially known as the ‘’Dean of Arabic Letters.’’
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